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Jan 18, 2013 5:30pm PST
hundreds of thousands of people on a cold monday in january. our white house correspondent, peter alexander, is in lafayette park across from the white house, in front of the reviewing stand tonight. peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. those are the best seats in the house, for a variety of reasons, including the fact they have heat. that's where the president and the first family will be watching monday's parade. the second obama inaugural is expected to draw roughly a third of the nearly 2 million people who came here four years ago. ♪ it's not a city known for doing much of anything in a hurry, but washington is in overdrive ahead of monday's inaugural festivities. ♪ the capitol gearing up to help celebrate the start of president obama's second term. today, while crews cover the mall, the nation's newly planted front lawn to protect it from trampling feet, workers decorated in advance of the two official inaugural balls, down from ten four years ago. >> this isn't just a celebration of a president or a party. or any political belief. this is a celebration of
Jan 29, 2013 5:30pm PST
correspondent peter alexander has our report from las vegas. >> reporter: the first trip of president obama's second term had the energy of a campaign event. vis issing this high school to build support for immigration reform. >> now is the time to find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants that still see america as the land of opportunity. >> reporter: the president's plan calls for bolstering border security, cracking down on employers hiring undocumented workers, and most controversially allowing 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the u.s. to earn citizenship by paying taxes and passing a background check, among other requirements. >> this is not just a debate about policy, it is about people. >> reporter: mr. obama described a similar bipartisan plan in the senate as encouraging, but republicans are also warning the president that there are limits to their willingness to compromise. >> if this endeavor becomes a bidding war to see who can come up with the easiest, quickest pathway to green card possible, this won't go well, folks. >> reporter: after winning
Jan 14, 2013 8:00am PST
sharpton, ed shultz and peter alexander. peter, i want to start with you because we have heard that the president will be leading off the press conference focusing on the debt ceiling. what more do we know about how long that opening statement is going to be? >> we only know it's going to be some brief remarks from the president to kick off this news conference that will be notedly, thomas, the last news conference of his first term as president. but it's notable because it's the very same topic that you can expect he had to focus on the last couple of years he will focused on the next zell several months or years as he continues to battle with congress in terms of fiscal issues and the debt ceiling. just a matter of minutes ago actually dan pfeiffer, one of the top aides to the t president put out a note that politico breaux this morning where they said that house republicans were considering, among other things, default or possibly a government shutdown. some of the dramatic steps that the republicans of the house are considering. pfeiffer referred to that specifically today
Jan 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
. nbc white house correspondent peter alexander joins us from washington now with more. hello, peter. >> reporter: lester, good evening to you. with the fiscal cliff crisis barely in our rearview mirror, the white house's decision to pick chuck hagel as secretary of defense is likely to ignite a contentious confirmation battle. congress is out of session this week, but already, talk of the pick is generating stiff opposition. fresh off his hawaiian vacation, president obama is already facing heated debate over his expected pick of former nebraska senator chuck hagel for secretary of defense. >> a person who has a resume that includes service on the foreign relations committee as well as the intelligence committee. yes, he is a serious candidate. >> i think it's an incredibly controversial choice and it looks like the second term of barack obama is going to be an in-your-face term. >> reporter: if nominated and confirmed, hagel would be the first enlisted soldier, the first purple heart-decorated vietnam veteran to serve as defense secretary. the independent-minded member clashed with
Jan 21, 2013 9:00am EST
but it's fun to have. >>> peter alexander is outside st. john's church. good morning again. >> reporter: good morning to you, matt. inaugural planners certainly hope that the weather can only hold like this. it is cold, but the sun for the first time is out. we remember the difference just four years ago, the first family arriving here at st. john's church just a short time ago, 8:30 this morning as we saw them for the first time as a family unit. the portrait has change ad a lo since their first arrival here. with more gray in his hair, his wife with bangs and the girls certainly have sprouted, malia almost as tall as her mom. this is the church he most frequently visits, we're told by those who are inside with the first family today. the president is sitting in the front row, not too far away from the vice president joe biden. there is actually a pew reserved for the president of the united states, pew 54, where he will be sitting today. we're within eye shot of the wit house, probably a two or three football field walk. because of all the security, all the barricades, of course, they
Jan 20, 2013 5:30pm PST
alexander across the street from the white house at lafayette park. peter, good evening. >> reporter: lester, good evening to you. the first family will watch that inaugural parade right behind us. this is pennsylvania avenue and that is the reviewing stand where they will sit. but before the festivities can begin, the president today had to take care of some constitutional business. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear -- >> reporter: the ceremony was as intimate as it was brief. inside the white house, joined by his immediate family, president obama was sworn in by justice john roberts, who after famously flubbing the words four years ago, this time read from a printed script. >> that i will faithfully execute -- >> that i will faithfully execute. >> -- the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> reporter: the presidential oath, punctuated by a playful critique from the obama's youngest daughter. >> i did it. >> reporter: the first lady later tweeting, "i'm so proud of him." with the public event tomorrow, why another oath toda
Jan 20, 2013 9:30am PST
alexander because peter was there for that d -- the more intimate inaugural, if you will, having been sworn in some 35 minutes ago, give us some details. >> reporter: alex, this ceremony lasted barely a minute, the president surrounded only by his immediate family, chief justice john roberts, whose wife was there, as well as the press secretary, jay carney. but really a small number of individuals in that room as he was sworn in just a short time ago. inaugural planners are looking outside as we stand just in front of the reviewing stand, the exact place where the president and his family will watch the parade pass tomorrow, saying we could only wish this weather will stick around for the next 24 hours. but of course the real ceremonies take place for most americans that come here, as we have noted before, roughly 600,000 to 800,000 americans expected tomorrow, roughly a third of the nearly 2 million here four years ago. after all the ceremony and the pomp and the pageantry we return to governing. on "meet the press" we heard from david axelrod about some of the challenges the president wil
Jan 14, 2013 12:00pm PST
hasn't addressed and delayed again until march. we start with nbc's peter alexander outside the white house. peter, the president also told congress if they don't want to take the political risk of raising the limit, give him the power. he'll do it himself. >> reporter: that's clear f. you aren't going to do it, i'll do it myself. in essence today, toure, he basically dared congress not to up the debt ceiling today. obviously, one of the comments he said that i think is pretty interesting is saying in his own language, they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the economy. but before he could even make that point, the president had to try to explain this issue of the debt ceiling and what i think you will see were digestible terms. take a listen. >> this is not a complicated concept. you don't go out to dinner and then, you know, eat all you want and then leave without paying the check. if congress wants to have a debate about maybe we shouldn't go out to dinner next time, maybe we should go to a more modest restaurant, that's fine. >> reporter: he tried to make it v
Jan 9, 2013 11:00am PST
under estimated it and back tracked the decision to participate. peter alexander joins us from the white house. peter, has the white house elaborated on vice president joe biden's comment on executive action? >> it's a good question and i finished a conversation with the president of the brady campaign against gun violence. i said did you learn anything more about what the action could look like? what could it look like? the white house or at least the vice president with more than 20 people in the room did not list any specific actions that could take place. that's one thing we are all hanging on here at the white house. to find out not just what the president may propose in terms of comprehensive reform that would require and need to go through congress, but what he could do today in the absence of congress, we are waiting to find out what that might be. >> joining us now is a democrat from connecticut. thank you so much for joining us. >> it's a pleasure. >> let me get your reaction to the president saying they could take executive action. they are giving you an f rating with no sign
Jan 8, 2013 1:00pm PST
who asked jay carney that question joins us now, peter alexander live from the white house. pete, the nra issued a very terse statement and i'm quoting their statement, we got an invite late friday. we are sending a representative to hear what they have to say. could this be the most reluctant and grudging meeting since the president had lunch with mitt romney recently? >> reporter: well, you heard jay carney say that the white house is there to get input from all parties and the nra says it's here to hear what the white house has to say. that could obviously be a pretty short conversation. clearly in that conversation i had with jay carney, i asked him specifically what their position was given the fact that they have heard some of the recommendations from the nra, the conversation wayne lapierre had with david gregory on "met the press" and that odd news conference they had where they said more guns would be the solution, a good guy with a gun was the best antidote to a bad guy with a gun. the president was pretty skeptical of that. this certainly is picking up over the next se
Jan 12, 2013 4:00am PST
to the president, but this is big stuff here. >> peter alexander, a nerve-wracking moment reporting from the white house. we'll talk about it on "weekends with alex witt." >>> a new report from the cdc declares the flu is epidemic. 47 american states reporting widespread outbreaks, but hope that the flu season could be peeking. dave gutierrez in an emergency room in brooklyn, new york. let's talk about doctors and how long they expect to see the flu activity. >> alex, good morning. that is a big question right now. doctors in many places aren't sure how long it will last. the cdc expects flu activity to last several more weeks. we're only halfway done with flu season. here in brooklyn, they are very busy. doctors saying that about a third of the kids that come to this area or come to this hospital are showing some signs of flulike symptoms, and in other parts, things improving slightly. in the south, we learned that there seems to be an indication that the flu season may have peeked. flu activity is leveling off. many parts of the country, 47 states reporting widespread instances of the flu. so fa
Jan 13, 2013 12:00pm PST
women's names should have been considered. >> peter alexander, thank you so much and we will be stopping back with you to talk about immigration. >>> with chuck hagel's nomination looking like a tough one powell had this to say on "meet the press" this morning. >> i think he will do a great job as secretary of defense. i think all of these issues that you have raised he will be prepared to deal with. i have read responses he has put together and i think he will make a spirited and defense of his position. >> let's bring in senior congressional reporter and congressional reporter for "role call." i was reading one of your recent articles that read has kirk's office been running a secret hagel campaign? how much weight can an endorsement like colin powell's be for hagel, a republican here when he is pushing forward this candidate despite some of the contentious discussions so far even as you were writing a fellow republican not liking hagel at the moment? >> i think you are right in saying that this has been a bit of a contentious nomination that the president has made but it is going to b
Jan 16, 2013 12:00pm PST
in their school. >> the white house called that ad repugnant and cowardly. we kick things off with peter alexander outside the white house. run down the major takeaways from the president in the executive orders he issued. >> you played the best highlights from today's event, but this was an emotional heart felt appeal from the president encouraging anybody paying attention across america to reach out directly to their congress people, saying congress must act on this issue. you ran through the items on the plate and 23 of these things are executive actions. they are getting rid of the loopholes to allow the guns to be performed. through private sales and tracking down on gun trafficking on these people who try to sell multiple weapons to potential felons. some of the other proposals you see now are the ones where the president will pursue by executive action by signing the details and prosecuting people who fail background checks and trafficking rings, ending the furthermore freeze on gun research and trying to spend more monomedia and video games as well as violence research. we talked about the
Jan 27, 2013 12:00pm PST
and many of us agree with that. >> white house correspondent peter alexander joining me live. on tuesday can we expect to hear from the president about actual legislation or is he going to give us more of the contours of what future legislation would resemble? >> he is diving head first into this major policy speech of his second term. it is going to take place in a state well familiar with the issue of illegal immigration. one of the risks of proposing specific legislation, a bill that has his name on it runs the risk of potentially alienating republicans who might support an overhaul. here is what we expect to hear from the president laying out a blue frint for his immigration reform. he will be expected to push for improving border security and expand the system used by employers to verify the legal status of their workers and perhaps most significantly he will address the path to citizenship. that is getting bipartisan support. it is one of the toughest issues for a lot of republicans. there is a new political reality taking place especially given the fact that a few months back the
Jan 20, 2013 8:00am EST
. here is peter alexander. >> reporter: preparing to make that inaugural walk down pennsylvania avenue for the second time. president obama will join an exclusive club within a club. one of only 17 two-term american presidents. all the while, aware that membership can come at a price. >> i'm more than familiar with all the litter tour about presidential overreach. >> his story and right to be cautious. >> a dangerous president is not that feels powerful but one that feels he does not have enough power. >> reporter: that has caused many presidents to stumble, from fdr to richard nixon, whose desire to destroy his political enemies led to the watergate scandal and ultimately, his resignation. >> reporter: then, there is ronald reagan whose second term was justified by the iran hostage scandal. it was bill clinton's personal behavior that got him into hot the water. >> i did not have sexual relations with that woman. >> reporter: the fallout following his affair with an intern was a year of his presidency. they dubbed him the ultimate come back kid. >> i am bullet proof. >> i earned capit
Jan 7, 2013 8:00am PST
house correspondent peter alexander. peter, when we talk about what's leading up to this announcement, we're still 90 minutes out from it, but there's a lot of political controversy around chuck hagel. the question is is the president and the white house really up for this bruising type of confirmation? >> reporter: it seems pretty clear that they are. and the president's obviously very confident and has a close relationship with chuck hagel. the two of them traveled to both iraq and afghanistan together when president obama was then senator obama at the time. we got sort of tipped off to some of the talking points that you will likely hear parroted over the next couple weeks from the white house when it comes to chuck hagel. they refer to him as a straight shooter. they say he understands the world stage. also really focus on the fact that he is a combat veteran. recognize the significance of that, thomas. if he is to be nominated as he will be just about an hour and a half from now and then confirmed, he would become the first grunt, as it were, the first enlisted soldier and vietna
Jan 13, 2013 9:00am PST
to nbc news white house correspondent peter alexander. so peter, with a good sunday to you, my friend. lots of reaction on the sunday talk shows on this hagel fight. has it reached a new level, and do you think this suggests it's going to be a bit tougher than the president envisioned to get him passed, get this nomination through? >> it's a good question. i had a conversation with a vrn administration official a short time ago, and he made it clear he was referring specifically to the gun control issue that they know, referring to that and others, that none of these issues are going to be easy, but the president is certainly going to push ahead. as we speak right now, the president is pushing ahead with his sunday morning off to play basketball with some of his friends. but the defense he finds on the court is going to be a lot different than the opposition he's finding in congress right,000. as you noted, colin powell today speaking to david gregory referred to his -- referred to chuck hagel's distinguished public service record bricking up a point that the president has made very c
Jan 28, 2013 8:00am PST
in this country. nbc white house correspondent peter alexander joins us now. peter, this is certainly a big week for the president. his presidential campaign is also getting into the act here, particularly when it comes to gun control. they are firing up all the contacts they have. >> yeah, thomas, that's exactly right. of course, we're barely a week into the president's second term. we're really getting a pretty good sense of how seriously he takes some of his second term agenda priorities. being immigration reform and, of course, as you know, gun control. you're referring specifically to those -- that stash of contacts. all the personal details of supporters of the president who was initially called organizing -- excuse me. obama for america. they have renamed that effectively organizing for action. it's been changed as sort of a political group attached to the president. loosely run by his campaign chair, jim mesina. just on friday they put out talking points even giving individuals a sample script if they wanted to call their congress members to tell them they were looking for action on the
Jan 27, 2013 9:00am PST
right now. peter alexander, some interesting stuff in that interview the president gave the new pacific republic, not just football and skeet shooting. >> that's right. the president is getting a small breathinger from the battles as he goes to see his daughter sasha play basketball. not much time before he has to hit the grund running again in his second term. the debt ceiling fight has been delayed and they are looming on the issue of the budget more specifically the sequester that comes up at the beginning of march. those are spending cuts in military and domestic agencies and the continuing resolution. basically it calls for how they will pay for the government going forward. after march 27th the budget issues are high on the priority list. there are challenges as he faces the republican house. he heard from paul ryan and dick durbin and their opinions on what the president needs to do going forward. >> the green line is historic tax rates, how much we raise in taxes and the blue is how many increases president obama is calling for. the red is where spending is going. spending is th
Jan 27, 2013 1:00pm PST
alexander joining me live now. peter, secretary clinton leaves the administration. what can we expect from the relationship between these two over the next few years? >> well, craig, given the amount of money that goes into a presidential campaign, i think you could say that's probably the $1 billion question right now. a lot of people want to see exactly how this relationship between clinton and barack obama does exist and grow together over the course of the next four years. this interview as hillary clinton notes tonight on "60 minutes," she said just four years ago it would have been improbable to imagine the two of them sitting side by side. this, of course, is their first joint interview, but complicating the issues as they go forward, despite the real warmth that they have shown between one another, unclear whether that's really a personal friendship or more of a shared -- a shared belief in similar issues and passion for different -- or similar ideologies. the question complicating sthings what happens the next several years? vice president joe biden has said, according to recent r
Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
alexander is live at the white house now. now, peter, i understand you have a song prepared for us. >> reporter: yeah, no, i was just going to perform for you. actually, i'm glad my mic wasn't hot about 45 seconds ago. you know, you were talking about the president speaking about climate change yesterday, the climate change overnight, we're hovering in the low 20s. we're fortunate, or the inaugural planners are, that this thing didn't have to take place about 24 hours later. >> when i watched out of the house this morning, 16 balmy degrees. now, peter, let's talk about yesterday. a huge day in washington, a huge day for the president. let's talk about how he handled yesterday, but as importantly, sort of where we go from here. he laid out a pretty ambitious agenda of things he wanted to accomplish. >> yeah, no, depending on your perspective, it was either aggressive, ambitious, a variety of adjectives describing it. but it was undoubtedly a liberal agenda for the course of the next four years. and you saw that wistful moment of reflection, when the president was on the top of the c
Jan 20, 2013 8:00am PST
and preparations for all the pomp and pageantry of tomorrow. and that brings us to nbc's peter alexander who is in lafayette park across from the white house. peter, tell us what happens tomorrow. what happens next? >> reporter: lester, we're standing just across from the reviewing stand. that's where the first family will watch tomorrow's parade. frankly, today would be a gorgeous day for a parade. inaugural planners can only hope this weather sticks around for tomorrow. remember four years ago when the temperatures were in the teens. there is a lot of ceremony, of course, over the course of the next 24 hours. tonight that inaugural reception about 8:00. the president expected to make some remarks there. tomorrow morning he and his family will cross the street not far from where we're standing at the white house to st. john's where they will attend church services. then at roughly 11:30, that's when the official -- i guess not the official -- the unofficial swearing-in takes place in front of most americans. and what's expected to be maybe 600,000 to 800,000 people who will come. that's abo
Jan 8, 2013 12:00pm PST
in the next four years, we start with nbc's peter alexander outside of the white house and "the washington post" david nakamura. peter, look, you could describe the first term and the first few months since being re-elected as a confident obama. making bold cabinet picks. laying out a very ambitious agenda, adding gun legislation to the docket or you could describe it as almost confident. you know, he backed away from the susan rice pick. he gave in on taxing the top income earners at the rate he wanted. and so far he's really just tiptoed kind of cautiously around gun control. so this a confident obama based on the agenda you're seeing or a caution one? >> reporter: focusing on foreign policy, i think you'd have to say this is a confident president obama right now. just consider the selections of chuck hagel, john kerry, even though it's not susan rice, but also john brennan compared to four years ago. jim jones did not work out. there was secretary gates at defense that was brought over from the bush administration before him. and so i think in many ways this sort of demonstrates that th
Jan 20, 2013 6:00am PST
's white house correspondent peter alexander. >> preparing to make that inaugural walk down pennsylvania avenue for the second time, president obama will join an exclusive club within a club. one of only 17 two-term american presidents. all the while aware that membership can come at a price. >> i'm more than familiar with all the literature about presidential overreach in second terms. we are very cautious about that. >> historians say his right to be cautious. >> it is not one who feels powerful. it's one who feels he does not have enough power. >> that quest for power caused many to stumble so badly during their second term. fdr's failed push to pack the supreme court with judges to richard nixon. >> i'm not a crook. >> whose desire to destroy his political enemies led to watergate scandal and ultimately his resignation. >> i take full responsibility. >> of course ronald reagan, whose second term was jeopardized with iran contra. and bill clinton's personal behavior that got him in hot water. >> i did not have sexual relations with that woman ms. lewinsky. >> and the fallout took a ye
Jan 13, 2013 1:00pm PST
on these plans i want to bring in nbc's peter alexander what. are you hearing about the single swoop approach to passing immigration reform? >> that first as you noted was reported by the "new york times" this past week reporting to this big ambitious overhaul plan that would be one comprehensive package as opposed to splitting some of these issues up independently as some republicans have been pushing more, thinking it may be more digestible for their base back in their home districts. specifically when it comes to the issue of amnesty or legal status, that's been something heavily fought over. the president insists it's not amnesty. he said among the other elements that would exist in the proposals that are being considered right now, we're hearing from administration officials, are fines and back taxes for those. i think it's about 11 million undocumented workers, illegal immigrants presently living in the united states right now. the president acknowledged in his weekly radio address just yesterday that this is one of the difficult missions facing this country right now, richard, and obvi
Jan 14, 2013 9:00am PST
and policy priorities, and henry kurtzburg, and joining us is peter alexander from the white house. do we have you there? we do. we had heard during the fiscal cliff/slope debate the president was not prepared to relitigate battles over the debt ceiling. he did not get that as part of the package at the end of the year, but this press conference should leave no doubt in anyone's minds. the president does not want to negotiate over the debt ceiling. >> as he wrapped up his first term, it's obvious the president will look forward to what will define the first several weeks of his several term. it will be thisbacks battle back and forth over the debt ceiling, and he effectively dared congress to let the u.s. default on its debt obligations right now. he said it's up to congress. he put it in their hands. his language specifically saying they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. just some of the language that he used today. he was challenged on this as well, obviously, as he has sort of drawn his line in the sand on the path on other issues. he even cha
Jan 17, 2013 1:00pm PST
or even bring articles of impeachment over stricter gun control measures. peter alexander joins us. the president has only just laid out his proposals and mississippi's governor wants to pass measures to make it illegal. what is the white house saying to all of this? >> reporter: mississippi, their governor, is not alone on this. you might want to call it the great american gun rebellion. in the state of texas there's a proposal we're told by a representative there to make it unenforceable in that state to have any ban on assault weapons or any limits on the type of ammunition magazines. the president less than 24 hours brought out. he said there will be efforts by politicians and pundits to suggest this is a tyrannical effort to limit americans' lib pert he says not because it's true because it's to gin up ratings, revenue, or fear. earlier today jay carney said this. >> there is nothing the president proposed yesterday that would result if enacted in anyone, any law-abiding citizen in america, losing a gun. >> reporter: so the white house obviously this afternoon really trying to
Jan 28, 2013 1:00pm PST
of assault weapons and magazine clips. >> nbc news white house correspondent peter alexander joins us live from the white house. pete, those comments came just prior to a meeting with police chiefs from aurora, colorado, oak creek, wisconsin, and, of course, newtown, connecticut. all cities which lived through mass shootings last year. we know military officers like general mcchrystal do not believe assault weapons should be freely available to civ civilians. >> reporter: the president said at the beginning of the conversation with the individuals you mentioned and others who share their position, he said the chiefs of police in cities across the country very well recognize that the problem of assault weapons and more specifically of gun violence extends beyond the mass shootings that took place in their communities. it happens on a daily basis in a lot of cities as well even if it doesn't get the headlines or the number of casualties is not as great, and in cities like that, it is those officers, the officers of the chiefs who were here today, who are often outarmed, outmanned as it were
Jan 27, 2013 8:00am EST
about the race for president in 2016. peter alexander is at the white house with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. i am guessing your fingers and toes are still thawing out from last week's inauguration day. already, the chatter has turned to 2016. among democrats, it has been conventional wisdom that if hillary clinton decides to run, it is her race. there are now new indications that vice president, joe biden, may be considering a presidential bid of his own. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >>. >> reporter: it was barack obama's day but at times, it sure looked like joe biden's moment, waving, jogging, smiling. were those the first steps of the 2016 run. at least one report says he is intoxicated by the idea. this slip only fueled more chatter. >> i am proud to be president of the united states but i am prouder to be -- >> it could be a rematch of sorts. the number twos vying for number one. >> i feel really very great. >> biden enjoying bipartisan praise for helping washington dodge the fiscal cliff versus paul ryan. on saturday, mitt romney's old
Jan 27, 2013 3:30pm PST
, as president obama pushes his second term agenda. nbc's peter alexander is at the white house and has more on that. hi, peter. >> reporter: lester, good evening to you. the president isn't wasting in i time in his second term, tackling two of his top priorities. specifically on immigration, one democratic senator said measures formerly off the table are now back up for discussion. barely a week into his second term, president obama is preparing to dive into the contentious issue of immigration, with a major speech set for las vegas tuesday. the president is expected to push for improving border security you expanding the system for employers to verify their workers a legal status and perhaps most controversially, creating a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. >> we can't go on forever with 11 million people living in this country in the shadows in an illegal status. >> we are committed to a comprehensive approach to finally in this country have an immigration law that we can live with. >> reporter: a bipartisan group of six seine stores planning to unveil its immigration reform pro
Jan 20, 2013 12:00pm PST
with peter alexander on the north lawn of the white house this afternoon. pete, we know that the first family attended the historic metropolitan church this morning, and what are they up to right now? >> well, they get some quiet time together as a family which compared to the hundreds of thousands of people now converging on the capitol ahead of tomorrow's public swearing in and the presidential address, the inaugural address to take place, we believe they are here at the white house right now. we have a good look at sasha obama, the youngest daugt e of the oobamas today after the swearing in took place and she looked at her dad and said, you didn't mess it up. he said i didn't, and it was a cute moment there. and there was a candlelight session that took place here, and tomorrow the ceremonies really pick up, and the first family will be 100 yards from where i am standing at the reviewing stand and they will be watching the parade as it passes and the inaugural planners will be hoping that the weather holds, because it is a spectacular day in the 60 compared to temperatures in the teens and
Jan 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
by the east bay regional park district. fisheries manager peter alexander tells me the goal is to boost fish populations in this man-made lake. >> it will provide a nursery for young fish. >> reporter: a couple dozen volunteers did the heavy tree lifting this morning that included members of this boy scout troop from livermore. >> once you get out here and start tying the knots and bringing the christmas trees around, getting them on this chains and you come back and see it all and you look at it and say, wow, we did that! >> reporter: an annual post holiday tradition. park rangers have been collecting unused christmas trees and putting them into this lake for about the last 20 years. >> i thought it was very interesting. i thought, wow, that's kind of neat that they can recycle and use this kind of stuff. >> reporter: and these trees have a limited life span underwater. this is what they look like after about seven or eight years in the lake. the branches have dissentigrated, making them less effective. that's why new ones are being put in today. underwater, the branches give baby fish a pl
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